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traveling from washington d.c. to new york city when it reached the frankfurt junction in philadelphia. that's right where seven cars, including the engine left the tracks ending up on their sides or even ripped apart. john terrett is live for us in port richmond, this morning. we understand authorities just wrapped up a press conference. what did they have to say? >> well, morgan, good morning from philadelphia. this is the story of amtrak regional train number 188 which last night left on schedule from washington d.c. after 7:00. it was due in around 10:34. it never made it, got as far as just north of philadelphia here in the city of philadelphia and the numbers overnight make for some pretty grim reading. five confirmed fatalities, 130 people sent to hospital, six of them we are told are critical. according to the mayor of philadelphia, this is a disastrous mess. he said it's the worst thing he's ever seen. that news conference you were referring to took place a few moments ago at temple university hospital. here is dr. herbert curbing the chief medical severe with those that they
have to exercise due diligence. host: tom is in frankfurt kentucky. caller: good morning, gentlemen. my comments and questions are about quantity and pricing. a couple years ago, you got 64 ounces and a half gallon of ice cream for $1.79. today, you get 48 ounces and half-gallon of ice cream for $3.99. what is driving this reduction in quantity and increase in price? why isn't something done about this? and incidentally, on the imported food from foreign countries, and the inspection thereof, why do we take some of this foreign aid money and put it towards the inspection of our food coming into this country to protect the people in america? thank you. host: mr. williams. guest: well, certainly, i think food prices are generally reasonable in this country. to the extent they do increase a lot of people tend to think that we have a regulation and that regulation causes the crops to go up, the food industry pays for it. absolutely not true. those costs are virtually always passed on, either in the form of reduced wages for workers or higher prices for consumers. if you are for regulati
happened at frankfurt junction 71 years ago. frankford junction -- frank ford junction. they have seen -- devastation before. host: yesterday's derailment saw six dead and 140 plus hurt after the train derailed in philadelphia. sorry, we are going to have to end the conversation, but obviously, more to come on what happened in philadelphia last night. that doesn't for today's "washington journal." thank you for watching and we will be back in tomorrow morning at 7:00 a.m. eastern time. we will bring you live coverage of the house.
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